Citizens for a Better Flathead Wildlife at Risk--Learn More
Citizens for a Better Flathead has long been concerned with the fact that Flathead County has inadequate policies in place to avoid the continued and significant loss of wildlife habitat to residential development. Increasingly subdivisions ranging in size from a mile to two miles square are being proposed without regard to their associated impacts on wildlife and the interfacing public lands.
Because of the cumulative impacts that can result when private land use policies and public land use policies are not looked at collectively, we are urging you get additional information and attend an information session scheduled for Monday in Kalispell regarding proposed expanded activities on state-owned forest land here and across the state.
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (or DNRC) is looking for input on their new 'Habitat Conservation Plan.' The plan is suppose to include strategies to protect endangered and threatened species like
grizzly bears, Canada lynx, and bull trout as well as other non-listed species. Inital review of this plan by conservation groups more closely tracking these issue is very critical of the draft plan.
Although these open houses are 6 hours long, we encourage people to attend between 4-6 PM to gain the benefit of other conservationists questions and DNRC's responses.
Who: DNRC What: Seeking Input for its Habitat Conservation Plan When: Monday July 20th from 2:00 to 8:00 pm [from 4-6pm hear other conservationists questions and DNRC answers] Where: FVCC Arts and Technology Building Room 139